Westley Leon Studios Photographer

Westley Leon Studios Photographer

crown Top 20 in Chicago
crown 365 on Wezoree

Husband and wife wedding photography and videography team. Available for worldwide travel!

star 5(15)
budget $6 990
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15 Reviews for Westley Leon Studios

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out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
Jacqueline Kelty Married couple on 20 Aug 2022
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Wes was a superhero on our wedding day. It’s taken me almost a year to write a review because of how crazy our lives got. Right before our wedding we had a tragic accident in our family that resulted in the death of my cousin the day after our wedding. The day of the wedding was filled with so many emotions and that day Wes was more than a photographer. I’m not even sure that he knew of the accident but he went above and beyond to make our dreams come true. He was right there to bring a smile to my face, to be there to lend a hand in any way he could, and provide us with the most beautiful pictures to last a lifetime. I’m not sure Wes knows how important he was for so many reasons on our wedding day. If you are looking for an INCREDIBLE photographer and an even more INCREDIBLE person you need to go with Wes. His skills and his eye for photography are unmatched and he is such a joy to be around! If you are looking for a sign about what photographer to choose this is your sign CHOOSE WES!!!
Kayla Reeves Married couple on 15 Oct 2022
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Wes was 100%the best part of my wedding, when everything felt chaotic or outta control his calm, levelheaded-ness made me feel at ease.  Everything he needed to get one was done so smoothly and flawlessly. He was so professional and friendly that all of my guests felt that he was family and didn't even realize that he was taking pictures. He was fun and professional, and there isn't one bad thing I could think to say about him.  Pictures turned out beautiful and the photobooth was easy and fun!
Ashley Vrancks Married couple on 18 Feb 2023
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They deserve more than 5 stars!! Wes and Chelsea were an absolute vital part of my wedding. I can not say enough good things about them. From the moment I met Wes at a bridal expo I knew I wanted to hire him. His genuine personality mixed with his professionalism makes him such an amazing person to work with. He is the ultimate hype man while also being the calm in the storm around you the day of your wedding. I literally cried when it was time for them to pack up at the end of the night because I didn’t want them to leave! Everyone at the wedding was telling me how awesome my photographers were as well. I never had to look around to find him or Chelsea, they were always there getting those shots. He knows how to capture your best angles and make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Wes and Chelsea are both so humble and get the job done! You will not regret working with them!!
Colleen Crowe Married couple on 25 Mar 2023
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Westley was my wedding photographer in March of 2022. He was prepared, organized and timely. He definitely knows all the tricks of the trade to work his magic on your wedding day. I highly recommend using him for your photography. He set up an amazing photo booth At my wedding and it was a big hit. Worth every penny!
Neil Eldridge Married couple on 21 Jan 2023
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Wes did the photography for my wedding. He is an amazing photographer and just as amazing of a human being. We were absolutely in love with our wedding photos. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a photographer to meet with Wes.
Melissa Victor Married couple on 04 Feb 2023
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I cannot say enough amazing things about wes and Chelsea! They were amazing the day of and our pictures are something that we will treasure forever. Our two small kiddos (3 years and 7 months) were a big part of our day and they had amazing patience with them trying to get pictures. From engagement pics to our wedding day, everything was great!  The photo booth was loved by everyone.
Alexis Howard Married couple on 13 May 2023
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If I could give Wes and Chelsea 6/5 stars, I would. I seriously cannot recommend Westley Leon Studios enough. Our photos and highlight film turned out AMAZING, because Wes is absolutely incredible at what he does. He's more than just a photographer though; he feels like an ally and a friend, and  a part of the wedding party. He managed to bring the crowd together and get everyone pumped,  be in all places at all times without being intrusive, and brought an incredible energy to the entire event. He has an intuition for capturing important details and moments, and was such an amazing photographer that we had numerous guests tell us--unprompted--how incredible he was. Seriously cannot recommend enough!!! There simply aren't enough words to express all of the ways that Wes helped us--beyond just capturing photography-- on the day of the wedding and in all of the planning leading up to it. 150% recommend him-- you will never, ever regret it. We got a full wedding photography package from him, as well as a photo booth and highlight film. Absolutely everything far, far exceeded our already-high expectations. We will have these images for the rest of our lives, and could not be happier with them.
Tameica Bynum Married couple on 27 May 2023
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Westley Leon Studios really helped bring our day together and match the vibe of the day so well. Our families and friends couldn't stop telling us how amazing they were. Having them as our vendors through all this planning made it feel like we had wedding coordinators. Any questions or freak out moments (   the bride) had they  were there to reassure us that the day would be amazing and worked out the kinks with us.
We started our first wedding planning in 2020 and canceled the event 4 months before the date.  We had a different photographer. We truly thank God that we canceled the event then because if not, we wouldn't have started planning a second one that led us to Westley Leon Studios.
Wes is easy to work with, fun, and down to earth. My husband and I have anxiety and social awkwardness, but Wes made us feel so comfortable and free to be ourselves. His wife, Chelsea, and his assistant were always in sync and there to help. I didn't worry at all about if an iconic moment was missed because they were on it. You could literally see our love, the fun people were having coming off the images/mini vidoes they captured. We wouldn't change a thing. Westley Leon Studios was perfect.
Michelle Mason Married couple on 15 Jul 2023
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Can’t say enough good things about Wes and Chelsea! They are hands down, the absolute best! Wes did my engagement photos and him and Chelsea both shot my wedding. We love all of our pictures so much! It also helps that they are so fun, sweet, funny, and so easy to work with! I would without a doubt recommend them!
Kaitlyn Meachum Married couple on 19 Aug 2023
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We are SO grateful we chose Wes and Chelsea to be our wedding photographers. They both have such great personalities and fit right in with our family and friends. My husband and I are both kind of awkward when it comes to being around new people, but we felt so comfortable with Wes and Chelsea. Since the day we hired them, they have been so helpful. We had our first meeting over zoom to go over what we wanted and Wes sent us over the pricing. Not once did we ever feel pressured into chosing Wes. But just based off of our meeting with Wes and his portfolio, we knew we WANTED this guy! Wes sent us over so much helpful information to guide us through the wedding process and when closer to the wedding he sent us a survey to make sure he understood our expectations and to be aware of any special moments we wanted to make sure were captured. By the time dinner was over at our wedding, we ALREADY had sneak peeks of our pictures. Wes and Chelsea also made us a polaroid photo book, which we absolutely loved! If you are looking through these reviews trying to decide if you want to hire Wes and Chelsea, get them BEFORE another lucky couple takes them! They are absolutely AMAZING!

P.S. GET THE PHOTOBOOTH! It was a hit at our wedding! Our guests were taking pictures all day and night long.
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About

Westley Leon Studios
Photographer Westley Leon Studios About me

Husband and wife wedding photography and videography team. Our specialty lies in capturing candid, intimate moments, transforming them into striking, modern, and somewhat quirky artwork. Our goal is to capture the unique love you share, from moments of laughter to tender embraces. We're here to have a badass time celebrating your love, ensuring your special day is one to remember!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for Westley Leon Studios wedding photography services?

$6990

What avaliable photography services that can be provided by Westley Leon Studios?

Westley Leon Studios offers the following photography services: Additional Hours, Post-wedding Photoshoot, Boudoir Shoot, Destination / Travel, Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Parties, High-Res Images, Second Shooter, Wedding Portraits, Wedding Albums, Proposals, Engagement Session, Elopement, Film Photography, Bride-only Session, Drone Photography, Online Proofing, Printing Rights, Fast Editing

What primary photography style does Westley Leon Studios identify with?

Westley Leon Studios works in the following photography styles: Fine Art, Natural, Editorial, Film, Photojournalistic, Traditional / Classic, Fashion, Vintage, Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Black and White, Night, Dark & Moody, Landscape, Illustrative

What photography materials does Westley Leon Studios provide for wedding events?

Westley Leon Studios provides the following photography materials: Digital files, Digital rights, Online gallery, Photo box, Printed enlargements, Same/next-day sneak-peek images, Slideshow, Wedding Album, Parents' Albums

Which wedding events does Westley Leon Studios service?

Westley Leon Studios provides photography services for the following events: Wedding, Wedding Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Bachelor / Bachelorette Party, Engagement Party, Fundraiser, Gala, Luncheon, Bat Mitzvah, Bar Mitzvah, Kids Birthday, Cocktail Party, Dinner Party, Holiday Party, Anniversary Party, Graduation Party, Corporate Event, Corporate Holiday Party, Conference & Summit, Awards Show, Fashion Show, Product Launch, Experiential Activation, Pop-Up & Installation, Festival, Premiere, Employee Event, Opening Party, Sporting Event, Mehndi, Sangeet

What percentage of users recommend Westley Leon Studios and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Westley Leon Studios is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

Vendor Insight

As a cherished fixture in Chicago's commemorative events, Westley Leon Studios has carved out a reputation for being more than just photographers — they are lauded storytellers. Specializing in capturing the essence of weddings and a plethora of related celebrations, from the intimate connectors like engagement parties to cultural galas, Wes and Chelsea's lens has encapsulated a myriad of life's splendors through their versatile photography service offerings.

Clients rave about the multiplicity of services delivered with consummate professionalism by Westley Leon Studios. Whether it's the ever-popular engagement session, drone photography for a sweeping perspective, or fine art styled wedding portraits, they leave no stone unturned. The mastery of film and digital, spanning a spectrum from vintage to modern black-and-white, ensures a match for any couple's aesthetic preference.

Moreover, Westley Leon Studios offers an impressive array of photographic styles to capture the unique vibe of each event. Their adaptability in style — ranging from photojournalism to dramatic, dark & moody moments — coupled with an array of services like fast editing and second shooters, caters to diverse tastes and event dynamics. Their capability to seize the ethos of various cultural traditions — from South Asian to Latin American, Christian to Jewish ceremonies — illustrates their deep respect and understanding for their clients' backgrounds.

True to their Chicago roots, Westley Leon Studios operate extensively within the vibrant city, offering its charm for local events and verve for out-of-town occasions for an additional fee. This dedicated approach streamlines the planning process for clients, ensuring that photography is an engagement to joyfully anticipate, not stress about.

Diving into reviews from their clients, the consistent commendation paints a clear picture of satisfaction and deep appreciation. Clients like Meghan MacFadden extol not only the photographic talent but the personal investment Wes and Chelsea bring to every event. Reinforcing this sentiment, others such as Brittany Medley highlight the dual role they played as both exceptional photographers and personal assistants, enriching their experience with heartfelt engagement.

The accolades culminate in a resonating consensus: Westley Leon Studios does not merely document an event; they elevate it, intertwine with it, and, perhaps what matters most to those they serve, they remember it, with every poignant image and laughter-filled film reel. Garnering three prestigious Wezoree Awards and an impressive array of heartfelt testimonials, Wes and Chelsea are not just photographers — they are integral architects of memory, capturing the unseen and the spectacular alike.